This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) calls in at 6:30am to talk about President Obama’s mortgage plan, the budget, and Obama’s high approval ratings.

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) calls in at 7:06am to talk about the omnibus spending bill and earmarks.

Karl Frisch with Media Matters for America calls in at 8:06am to talk about their monitoring of Rush Limbaugh and his diatribes of hate.

Two Senate Dems, Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, urged President Obama yesterday to veto a $410 billion spending bill and said they are going to vote against it, criticizing it for its cost and for including too many personal pet projects.

The Obama administration’s foreclosure prevention program was launched yesterday. It calls for companies to help as many as 4 million struggling borrowers by modifying loans so housing payments are no more than 31% of monthly gross income, and it will allow some to refinance into lower-cost loans even if they have little or no equity.

Former White House political adviser Karl Rove and counsel Harriet Miers have agreed to face questions from Congress about allegations of improper political influence in the Justice Department. Both will give depositions to investigators from the committee, and claims of privilege will be “significantly limited.”

Former first lady Barbara Bush underwent heart surgery yesterday in Texas. She is said to be “fine” and “awake” today.

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